Master Gardeners™ are trained volunteers, educated through OSU Extension Service to offer the local community Reliable, Relevant and Reachable gardening information and education opportunities.
Reliable: our gardening advice and education is science-based.
Relevant: customized information for your gardening situation.
Reachable: call us on the phone, email us a question, or visit with us at markets or gardens in your community.
We hold free lectures on the 2nd Monday of each month (except July and August) at the Milwaukie Center (5540 SE Kellogg Creek Drive in Milwaukie). Lectures are open to the public and start at 7 p.m.
Landscape Consultant and Horticultural Therapist, Stephen Pettengill will teach us the basics of symbolic references commonly found in natural settings as well as art selection and placement in the garden. Whether you are considering a fountain, statuary, or just the understated power of a well-placed boulder, come and learn how this designer uses symbolism and art in customized environments. Learn to set the stage for inspiration, relaxation and socializing in your outdoor living space.
Stephen Pettingill earned an interdisciplinary degree (Business, Gerontology, and Environments) from Marylhurst and completed a Horticultural Therapy program in Portland. He also has a lifelong study of horticulture and design
Clackamas County Master Gardeners are the folks who put on the annual Spring Garden Fair, bringing together over 7,000 gardeners with over 150 plant and garden-art vendors.
Oregon State University Extension Service offers educational programs, activities, and materials without discrimination based on age, color, disability, gender identity or expression, marital status, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or veteran's status. Oregon State University Extension Service is an Equal Opportunity Employer. In reference to publications, events, or activities: Publications will be made available in accessible formats upon request. Please call 503-655-8631 for information. If you have a physical disability that requires special considerations in order for you to attend the event/activity, please notify the metro Master Gardener program at 503-655-8631.